How to Choose the Best Deadbolt

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How to Choose the Best Deadbolt

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Monday, May 23, 2011

With just a quick stroll down the hardware aisle at any local home improvement store, one can easily become overwhelmed with the variety of home security options available. From deadbolts, to keypad locks, to keyed levers, to remote home automation the possibilities are endless! And without a clear understanding of the feature functionality inside a lock, it's at times difficult to distinguish the good from the bad and find the one that best meets your needs.

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With just a quick stroll down the hardware aisle at any local home improvement store, one can easily become overwhelmed with the variety of home security options available. From deadbolts, to keypad locks, to keyed levers, to remote home automation the possibilities are endless! And without a clear understanding of the feature functionality inside a lock, it's at times difficult to distinguish the good from the bad and find the one that best meets your needs.

Today, a lesson on deadbolts....

A few features to look for when purchasing a deadbolt:

Grade 1 or 2 Deadbolt- Security is obviously the most important feature to consider when purchasing a deadbolt. Choosing a Grade 1 or Grade 2 deadbolt ensures your family is getting the strongest security available on the market. For more info on security grading, check out this article.

Anti-Pick Shield - Look for a deadbolt that has an anti-pick shield across the top and bottom to protect against picking from these angles.

Sleek Face - A low profile face is almost impossible to grab with a wrench and cannot be unscrewed.

3" Screws - Longer screws provide greater strength in the door jamb.

Largest Bolt - The larger the bolt, the more kick-in resistance exists. Schlage offers the largest bolt on the market, being 10% bigger than typical bolts.

Additional lock security features are shown in the diagram below. Like everything else that's important in life, be sure to research the deadbolt prior to purchasing to ensure it has all the right interal features that will keep your family safe.


Laura W.
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